Spindrift is a flavored sparkling water company that makes beverages with real fruit for a fresh and natural taste. It is the first of its kind in the flavored sparkling water category and was created in 2010 by founder Bill Creelman.
Creelman created the drinks in his kitchen mainly to serve his family with a wholesome, farm-to-table sparkling drink option.
Today, he still tastes every flavor the taste masters at Spindrift cook up! Though it started as a local artisanal drink in Boston, Spindrift is now available in many grocery stores, supermarkets, and retailers around the United States.
After trying many Spindrift flavors, here is the ranking of the best flavors the company has to offer. We love that every can has real fruit juice in it, and each flavor has a unique can design to help you reach for your favorite flavor when you see it on the shelf.
Each flavor has a unique flavor profile that you can really taste with each sip. Are you looking for a new drink? Give Spindrift a try!
Blackberry Spindrift has a juicy berry flavor that is reminiscent of wine.
There is no alcohol in these products, but the tart and juicy flavor evoke the senses of a juicy wine.
Customers like this pairing of blackberries and the bite of sparkling water, which is not usually a pair in most mainstream sparkling water categories.
It is a deep purple color due to the muddling of blackberries, and we like the interesting combination of blackberry and sparkling water as much as customer reviews do.
We recommend serving it over ice for the full effect, but it is just as enjoyable in its original packaging.
Cucumber and water are one of the most refreshing taste combinations there are.
It is a no-brainer to make a cucumber sparkling water product! It is also a perfect mixer for a cocktail that calls for cucumber and club soda or sparkling water.
If you like cucumbers, you will like this drink. The cucumber flavor comes through noticeably. It also contains only two calories in the 12-ounce can.
There are no added sugars in this flavor, and it is made with 5% juice. If you want to elevate this drink, try it in a glass over ice with mint and lemon!
Grapefruit is another tried and true, refreshing drink combination we love to drink!
Many customers say this is their favorite flavor. It is easy to see why so many people love it!
From its pastel pink color to the slightly bitter yet refreshing taste of grapefruit., this is a fan favorite.
It is also only 17 calories per 12 ounces and contains grapefruit juice, lemon juice, orange juice, and hibiscus for a total of 10% juice.
Grapefruit is the perfect Spindrift flavor for making cocktails and mixers on a summer day due to its coloring and flavor palette.
Try mixing it with Aperol for a boozy combination or with blood orange juice and strawberries for a refreshing mocktail!
Lemon water is one of the most touted combinations for gut health, anti-inflammatory properties, and antioxidant properties for overall health.
Spindrift takes its own spin on the lemon water we all know and love with its classic-tasting and refreshing lemon flavor.
It only contains two ingredients: lemon water and carbonated water. It also has three calories per 12-ounce can.
There is a total of 3% real fruit juice in this drink, but it makes a powerful punch since you can really taste the lemon.
Though you might not think so right off, the combination of orange and mango in this drink works well here!
It is not as juicy as you would think, but the mango flavor does come through quite a bit which helps to differentiate it from other citrus drinks in Spindrift’s roster.
This drink contains orange juice and alphonso mango puree to give it a rich color and delicious taste.
There is no added sugar in the Orange Mango flavor, unlike the original Spindrift soda version of the flavor, and it has 12 calories per 12-ounce can.
The combination of juices comes in at 7% fruit juice. Some customers say this is a great alternative to a mimosa and it is best enjoyed in a glass over ice!
Raspberry and Lime is another Spindrift flavor that takes inspiration from common items placed in refreshing water cocktails.
The drink is a bright pink color, so it looks gorgeous in a glass!
The raspberry in this drink is more tart than sweet. The flavor profile reflects a tart raspberry flavor and a balancing lime flavor.
It contains 4% real juice in each 12-ounce can, and it has only five calories per can.
The raspberries are ground into a puree and then added with lime juice and carbonated water to make this delicious seltzer. No added sugar!
Cranberries and raspberries are tartly flavored on their own unless you add sugar to them.
Somehow Spindrift leaves out the added sugar but keeps the naturally sweet notes from the raspberry in the flavor profile.
This flavor is a perfect cocktail mixer or a delicious drink without the spike.
Pour it over ice, then add a few frozen cranberries and raspberries to keep the flavor from becoming watered down.
Half Tea & Half Lemon
The Arnold Palmer is a popular half tea, half lemonade drink from Arizona Iced Tea, but Spindrift has made a new version free of added sugars that contain only five calories per 12-ounce can!
The ingredients include carbonated water, Argentinian black tea, and lemon juice. It contains 3% real juice in each can, but the tea and lemon combination comes through just fine.
Many people enjoy this less sweet alternative to an Arnold Palmer.
Though it is not sweet, it does not taste like a watered-down Arnold Palmer. Instead, its flavor profile is refreshing.
Lime is another frequently added element to water, but with the Spindrift version, it is much more crisp and refreshing due to the addition of the seltzer water.
It contains 4% real lime juice, it is free of added sugars, and there are only 4 calories in a 12-ounce can.
If you like limes, you will likely enjoy this flavor. Some say the lime flavor is too strong or too weak, which depends on your tolerance to limes.
I do not like the taste of limes as much as other flavors, which is why it is near the bottom of the list. However, it is a refreshing drink to cool you off on a summer day.
Strawberry is another unique flavor to add to sparkling water.
Many people enjoy this flavor, but I have it at the lower end because of the puree texture mixed with the water. It almost tastes like strawberry jelly and water mixed together.
Either way, it is a unique combination, and the recipe uses strawberry puree instead of strawberry juice or other flavors.
The puree adds a touch of tartness while keeping the strawberry flavor. Due to the puree, you might want to pour it into a glass to enjoy so the flavors combine well.
Pineapple is the lowest ranked on this list because it doesn’t have much sweetness to it which is off-putting because pineapple is more sweet tasting as a fruit.
However, it is crisp and clean tasting with a hint of pineapple, which is what Spindrift promises.
The 12-ounce can contain 13 calories and is one of the only sparkling waters made with real pineapple juice!
It also contains 8% real fruit juice. It is one of the higher percentages offered by Spindrift.
My top three Spindrift flavors are blackberry, cucumber, and grapefruit. Each one has a delicious and refreshing flavor that I can enjoy at any time of day on any day of the year. All drinks are non-GMO certified, made with farm-fresh ingredients, gluten-free, and contain no added sugars.
Spindrift is colorful because it contains real fruit juices to add to the flavor. Their website offers Spindrift mixes and cocktails for you to try as well.
Experiment with your favorite flavor today and see what concoctions you can come up with, or just sip on your favorite light and natural flavor! Possibilities are endless!